Glory Alley and the Star Riders

Glory Alley and the Star Riders

Author: C. Deanna Verhoff

Publisher: Deanna Verhoff

ISBN: 9781479160341

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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NO LONGER AVAILABLE. Reprinted under the title: THE WISH THIEF.A young spelunker hatches a dangerous plan to save her seriously messed up family. A tale of loss, courage and redemption with a fantasy twist. Classmates make fun of Glory Alley's hand-me-down clothes. Her siblings are in trouble with the law. A foreclosure notice hangs on the front door. Dad is drinking again and seems to have given up on the entire family. Life is officially out of control, but Glory has a plan, she'll strike it rich in Queen's Mesa, saving the house and her reputation. Then one fateful morning it actually happens, she finds a rock beyond compare, but otherworldly beings arrive to take it away. Desperate to fix her broken family, Glory resists, sparking a battle of wits versus magic. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

Journeys of Desire

Journeys of Desire

Author: Alastair Phillips

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838716578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 350

View: 326

A comprehensive guide to European actors in American film, this book brings together 15 chapters with A-Z entries on over 900 individuals. It includes case studies of prominent individuals and phenomena associated with the emigres, such as the stereotyping of European actresses in 'bad women' roles, and the irony of Jewish actors playing Nazis.

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Turner Classic Movies Presents Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide

Author: Leonard Maltin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698197299

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 864

View: 267

The definitive guide to classic films from one of America's most trusted film critics Thanks to Netflix and cable television, classic films are more accessible than ever. Now co-branded with Turner Classic Movies, Leonard Maltin’s Classic Movie Guide covers films from Hollywood and around the world, from the silent era through 1965, and from The Maltese Falcon to Singin’ in the Rain and Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Thoroughly revised and updated, and featuring expanded indexes, a list of Maltin’s personal recommendations, and three hundred new entries—including many offbeat and obscure films—this new edition is a must-have companion for every movie lover.

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors

The Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors

Author: Barry Monush

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480329980

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 833

View: 729

For decades, Screen World has been the film professional's, as well as the film buff's, favorite and indispensable annual screen resource, full of all the necessary statistics and facts. Now Screen World editor Barry Monush has compiled another comprehensive work for every film lover's library. In the first of two volumes, this book chronicles the careers of every significant film actor, from the earliest silent screen stars – Chaplin, Pickford, Fairbanks – to the mid-1960s, when the old studio and star systems came crashing down. Each listing includes: a brief biography, photos from the famed Screen World archives, with many rare shots; vital statistics; a comprehensive filmography; and an informed, entertaining assessment of each actor's contributions – good or bad! In addition to every major player, Monush includes the legions of unjustly neglected troupers of yesteryear. The result is a rarity: an invaluable reference tool that's as much fun to read as a scandal sheet. It pulsates with all the scandal, glamour, oddity and glory that was the lifeblood of its subjects. Contains over 1 000 photos!

Who was who on Screen

Who was who on Screen

Author: Evelyn Mack Truitt

Publisher: Rr Bowker Llc

ISBN: UOM:39015014393451

Category: Actors and actresses

Page: 466

View: 264

Furnishes brief biographical sketches and lists of screen credits for thousands of film performers, both the famous and the lesser known

Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007

Roger Ebert's Four Star Reviews--1967-2007

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740771795

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 948

View: 291

Presents a collection of the critic's most positive film reviews of the last four decades, arranged alphabetically from "About Last Night" to "Zodiac."

The Noir Western

The Noir Western

Author: David Meuel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619743

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Beginning in the mid–1940s, the bleak, brooding mood of film noir began seeping into that most optimistic of film genres, the western. Story lines took on a darker tone and western films adopted classic noir elements of moral ambiguity, complex anti-heroes and explicit violence. The noir western helped set the standard for the darker science fiction, action and superhero films of today, as well as for acclaimed TV series such as HBO’s Deadwood and AMC’s Breaking Bad. This book covers the stylistic shift in westerns in mid–20th century Hollywood, offering close readings of the first noir westerns, along with revealing portraits of the eccentric and talented directors who brought the films to life.